Foo Fighters' ALS Challenge Video Is The Best One Yet [WATCH]
The sheer number of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have surfaced in the past week is pretty daunting, but if you're going to watch only one, make it the Foo Fighters'. After being challenged by country singer Zac Brown, Dave Grohl accepted by putting on a prom dress and re-enacting the climactic scene from Carrie with his bandmates. It's the funniest thing I've seen all week, and you can check it out below.
Alongside Grohl, drummer Taylor Hawkins put on his best blue tuxedo to play Carrie's prom date, with guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Nate Mendel playing the backstage pranksters who drop the bucket on Grohl's head. The three-minute clip also makes extensive use of footage and audio from Brian De Palma's original 1976 film.
Grohl goes on to nominate Jack Black, John Travolta, and Stephen King to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Stephen King, of course, is the author of Carrie, and John Travolta appeared in the original film. Jack Black has no connection to the film, but he and Grohl are friends (Grohl even made a cameo appearance as Satan in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny).
If you'd like to donate to the ALS Association, which is fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), you can visit their website right here.
You can check out the Foo Fighters' ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video right here:
The next Foo Fighters album Sonic Highways is set for release on Nov. 10. The band's HBO series, also titled Sonic Highways, is set to premiere on Oct. 17.